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Swiss Association for Market Research, Competitive Intelligence and Strategic Planning

swissintell.org - the Swiss Association for Market Research, Competitive Intelligence and Strategic Planning (SMCS) represents and supports professionals engaged in competitive intelligence activities, market research and analysis and strategic planning in Switzerland.


Your swissintell.org

Our Swiss based members and partners engage in competitive intelligence and other disciplines, as specific as market analysis or customer insights and reaching as far as strategy planning.


Your Benefits

Members are front and center to enjoy best in class networking sessions and discussions about competitive intelligence, market analysis or strategic planning solutions.


Your Events

As a swissintell.org member you define and enjoy what supports your professional growth and individual career path best.


Our Partners

How our sponsors and partners support market analysts, competitive intelligence professionals and strategy planners. 


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Membership Benefits

Members are front and center to enjoy best in class networking sessions and discussions about competitive intelligence, market analysis or strategic planning solutions.

For a small annual membership fee of only CHF100 we offer quarterly networking events at the Au Premier right at Zurich's Main Train Station with like-minded professionals:

  • President's note and state of affairs, member feedback
  • Key speaker with an engaging central topic
  • Hor d'oeuvres and drinks during a fireside chat to more deeply engage around the key topic

We start around 6:30pm and enjoy each other's company and ideas until 9:30pm.

Your first visit will only be CHF50 and it will be deducted from your membership fee.

Come to our event or sign up as a member right away:

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Our current members work as competitive intelligence professionals, market analysts, strategic planners or consultants in some of these organizations:

Phonak AG, Sika Services AG, Swiss Life, Teva Pharmaceuticals, Pennside Partners GmbH, Cubist Pharma, ETH Zürich, Swisscom AG, Siemens Building Technologies, Zürcher Kantonalbank, Schindler Management AG, Zurich Insurance Company, Credit Suisse, PWC, HOLCIM, etc.

 

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Events for Professionals

As a swissintell.org member you define and enjoy what supports your professional growth and individual career path best.

Our events are designed to support you on your career path. Please send a quick registration signal per event for better planning and feel free to bring more colleagues.

 

A selection of the companies that engaged with our members on our quarterly events:

 

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Pour les événements dans la région de Genève (français) s'il vous plaît cliquez ici.

 
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Highest level of professional support

How our sponsors and partners support market analysts, competitive intelligence professionals and strategy planners. 

In a 2015 survey swissintell.org members expressed their most pressing needs:

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Intelligence tools, data models, information systems, content and deliverables are requested frequently by the competitive intelligence practitioners, strategic planners and market analysts that make up more than 70% of our membership:

In response to these needs and the setup of the member base swissintell.org is being supported by solution providers addressing these very needs. 

In most cases the same solution providers lend their expertise and enjoy the associations' benefits as full members or sponsors.


Enabling optimal business decisions

Our Swiss based members and partners engage in competitive intelligence and other disciplines, as specific as market analysis or customer insights and reaching as far as strategy planning.

Our umbrella brand swissintell.org stands for borderless support of every professional who enables key decisions in their organization.

Mission, vision and values of swissintell.org

Mission, vision and values of swissintell.org

The board of directors is excited to represent and support our members and collaborate with the solution providers to offer best networking and development opportunities in Switzerland.

Quarterly events are held in Zürich (English) and Geneva (French). German and Italian speaking groups will be added gradually and as demanded by our members.


 

swissintell.org
+41 58 796 99 56
info{at}swissintell.org

P.O. Box
3001 Bern

Kapellenstrasse 14
3011 Bern

Switzerland


 
 

Contact

swissintell.org
+41 58 796 99 56
info{at}swissintell.org

P.O. Box
3001 Bern

Kapellenstrasse 14
3011 Bern

Switzerland

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Name
 

Serving our Members and Partners

Board of directors


Miki Vayloyan, President ad Interim

„Intelligent (business) decisions should be taken based on intelligent data, evaluation and insights. We want our organisation to be the leading Swiss authority for professionals who prepare and support key decicions".

 

Miki Vayloyan joined LexisNexis, a leading global provider of content and technology solutions, in 2013 as a Sales Manager for the Swiss and Liechtenstein market. A year later, she took over the role as Business Development Manager for Media Intelligence Solutions within the DACH-region. Her focus lies in digital PR and Communication, Media- & Social Media Monitoring, Evaluation and Analytics. 

Her consulting work focuses primarily on Digital Business Management”

Key responsibilities: Strategy, Sponsors & Parnters, Digital PR and Communications

Contact & Connect

miki.vayloyan@swissintell.org & LinkedIn


Alain Mermoud, Director

“I want to increase our organization's and profession’s visibility to the economic and political audience."

Alain became a member of the Board of Directors of swissintell.org in 2013, and co-founded the French-speaking section: ASVIE - Association Suisse en Veille Stratégique et Intelligence Economique in 2015.

He is also Managing Director and co-founder of swiss-intelligence.info.

Alain is a results oriented professional with extensive experiences of management consulting, competitive intelligence, and information assurance for the financial industry.

During his career he gained wide exposure to multi-disciplinary teams, including intelligence services, critical infrastructures operators and academia.

Today, he is a FinTech early-stage investor / advisor with focus on Big Data, blockchain and cyber security startups.

Alain is currently a PhD candidate at the Faculty of Business and Economics of Lausanne (HEC Lausanne) and scientific collaborator at the Military Academy at ETH Zurich.

Key responsibilities: ASVIE Representation, National Alignment, Government Relations.

Contact & Connect

alain.mermoud@swissintell.org & LinkedIn


Mario Michel, Director 

“I want our association to be the first address for corporations seeking support for the design and implementation of a Competitive Intelligence program."

Mario joined the association in 2013 and became member of the BoD in 2016.

He got a Master Degree in Political Sciences/International Relations and completed a MAS in Economic Crime Investigation as well as several CAS in Risk Management and Business Intelligence.

Mario has been working as a Risk Management professional for more than 20 years, focusing first on credit, political and country risks and then on operational, legal and strategic risks, including compliance, fraud and security risk, as well as emergency and business continuity management. Presently he advises SMEs as well as MNEs on how to minimize the risks they are exposed to. 

Key responsibilities: Startups, Ethics & Legal.
Contact: mario.michel{at}swissintell.org

Richard Lemaire, Director 

“As a board member, I wish to promote Competitive Intelligence as a key tool of success for Swiss companies and organizations.”

Richard recently joined swissintell.org and its board. He is enthusiastic at sharing its wide international experience during which he has been exposed to and immersed in very different cultures. Thus, during his experiences, he sometimes passively used or actively needed Competitive Intelligence services.

Now GM of Aprobase, a 25 years experienced company, he promotes strategic intelligence awareness and relevancy.

Richard believes that Competitive Intelligence should not be on the too long list of battered word. There are many complementary ways of conducting and managing competitive intelligence, but regardless the chosen tool (or tools), comprehensiveness and relevancy remain the key parameters of its efficiency.

Key responsibilities: National Event Creation and Coordination, ASVIE Members Representation.
Contact: richard.lemaire{at}swissintell.org

Christopher Cordey, Director

“In a more than ever Volatile, Uncertain, Complex and and Ambiguous (VUCA) world, Competitive Intelligence is a key pillar to ensure organizations of any type to remain successful, but above all relevant.

Christopher Cordey is the CEO of Futuratinow, a Geneva (Switzerland) based advisory offering Foresight, Strategy and Capacity Building services to private and public organizations. 

At the crossroads of #AntiCipation #SinguLarity  #Distributed Technology #ChIndiAfrica #LifeLongLearning #Sustainability #CyberSecurity & #GlobalAffairs.

As a strategic foresight advisor Christopher helps C-level executive from the public and private sectors to unlock, anticipate, design and influence the future. He teaches to MBA & DBA students and senior executives in Switzerland and at the International Management Institute in Kiev, Ukraine. He is the founder of Yonders, the transmute tank, member of the World Future Society (WFS) and the Association of Professional Futurists (APF) and board member of the Lifeboat Foundation’ futurists board.

His interests and research focuses on Switzerland 2030, Asia-Pacific’s future, Blockchain Technology, DAO (Decentralized Autonomous Organization), ChIndiAfrica, Singularity and Cybersecurity. 

Key responsibilities: Speakers and Content Coordination, ASVIE Members Representation.
Contact: christopher.cordey{at}swissintell.org